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* "Barbuda has to completely rebuild after Hurricane Irma:" https://news.vice.com/story/barbuda-has-to-completely-rebuild-after-hurricane-irma

* "Rajasthan farmers sit neck-deep to protest land deal:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/rajasthan-farmers-bury-protest-land-deal-171005112913045.html

* "Russia Probe Now Investigating Cambridge Analytica, Trump’s ‘Psychographic’ Data Gurus:" https://www.thedailybeast.com/russia-probe-now-investigating-cambridge-analytica-trumps-psychographic-data-gurus

* "North Korea May Have Hacked Seoul War Plans, Lawmaker Says:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-10/media-s-korean-lawmaker-says-north-korea-hacked-war-plans

* "Experts: North Korea targeted U.S. electric power companies:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/experts-north-korea-targeted-u-s-electric-power-companies-n808996

* "Trump wanted dramatic increase in nuclear arsenal in military meeting:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-wanted-dramatic-increase-nuclear-arsenal-meeting-military-leaders-n809701

* "Trump vows tax plan to boost economy; poll cites views on wealthy:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-poll/trump-vows-tax-plan-to-boost-economy-poll-cites-views-on-wealthy-idUSKBN1CG17R

* So the executive branch is violating the first amendment by demanding the revocation of NBC's license for the crime of accurately reporting the news. "Trump suggests challenging NBC's broadcast license:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/11/trump-nbc-broadcast-license-243667

* "Trump unleashes himself from would-be handlers, lashing out mornings, nights and weekends:" http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-kelly-20171010-story.html

* "Poll: Majority backs stricter gun control laws after Vegas shooting:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/11/gun-control-vegas-polls-243647

* This speaks for me on National Coming Out Day: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/166305340158/roanart-happy-national-coming-out-day-i-love

* "The Powerful Reason Why This Artist Has Been Saving His Urine For The Last 200 Days:" https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cassils-monumental-pissed-urine_us_59bbeacee4b0edff971b88f4

* "At least 23 dead in horrific California wildfires, hundreds missing:" http://abcnews.go.com/US/thousands-flee-wildfires-ravage-california-23-killed/story?id=50383162

* "Some dirt won’t hurt:" https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/some-dirt-won%E2%80%99t-hurt

* "Europe’s Stone Age fishers used beeswax to make a point:" https://www.sciencenews.org/article/europes-stone-age-fishers-used-beeswax-make-point

* "Mysterious Stone Tools Unearthed at Bronze-Age Site in Wales:" https://www.livescience.com/60606-stone-tools-unearthed-at-bronze-age-site.html

* "In Bulgaria archaeologists have discovered a valuable find:" http://micetimes.asia/in-bulgaria-archaeologists-have-discovered-a-valuable-find/

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

"How to Help Puerto Rico from the outside:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165733774359/how-to-help-puerto-rico-from-the-outside

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* "Disaster Relief and Support for Libraries:" http://www.txla.org/news/2017/08/disaster-relief-and-support-for-libraries

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* So basically 45 is furious the deal is working and trying to fuck it up to spite President Obama, then lying about it. "Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal, official says:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa/trump-expected-to-decertify-iran-nuclear-deal-official-says-idUSKBN1CA2ID

* "Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber Defense:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-hackers-stole-nsa-data-on-u-s-cyber-defense-1507222108

* You think? "FBI chief on Russian hacking: We 'should have seen this coming':" http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/04/politics/fbi-russia-hacking-surprise/index.html

* Wouldn't it make more sense to impeach "Chaos?" "Corker: Tillerson, Mattis and Kelly ‘help separate our country from chaos’:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/04/corker-chaos-tillerson-mattis-kelly-243464

* "48 Environmental Rules on
the Way Out Under Trump:" https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/05/climate/trump-environment-rules-reversed.html?src=recg&mabReward=CTS2&recp=0&module=Ribbon&version=origin®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Recommended&pgtype=Multimedia

* "Betsy DeVos faces absolutely stunning 'silent' protest at Harvard:" https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/29/1702700/-Betsy-DeVos-faces-absolutely-stunning-silent-protest-at-Harvard

* "Democrats seek to ban devices that boost gun rate of fire:" https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/las-vegas-shooting/democrats-seek-ban-devices-boost-gun-rate-fire-n807456

* "NRA bans bump stocks at its own firing range:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/05/nra-bump-stock-ban-firing-ranges-243495

* "House panel approves $10B for border wall:" http://thehill.com/homenews/house/353904-house-panel-approves-10b-for-border-wall

* The plan is to cut EBT, student loans, Medicare, and Medicaid to pa for a massive unnecessary ta cut for the rich. This is a perfect example of the Republican agenda. They want to TAKE THE FOOD OUT OF CHILDREN"S MOUTHS, rob ordinary people of a chance at an education, and literally kill people by stealing their health care so rich people will be able to pay even less of their share. "House and Senate GOP budget writers push ahead with no final deal in sight:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/04/house-senate-budget-writers-243458

Want to complain?
This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/
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* "Egypt 'escalates LGBT crackdown' after rainbow flag display:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41482001

* "Sessions: Civil rights law doesn't protect transgender workers:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/05/politics/jeff-sessions-transgender-title-vii/

* "Jeff Sessions Just Reversed A Policy That Protects Transgender Workers From Discrimination:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/jeff-sessions-just-reversed-a-policy-that-protects?utm_term=.jvzAYx0A9#.xcX2MLg2x

* "Scandinavia's earliest farmers exchanged terminology with Indo-Europeans:" https://phys.org/news/2017-09-scandinavia-earliest-farmers-exchanged-terminology.html

* "Illuminating discovery at megalithic tomb in Kerry:" https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2017/0925/907390-megalithic/

* "Bronze Age gold band to remain in UK:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-41365740

* "Rose Gold Jewelry Was All the Rage with Ancient Colombians:" https://www.livescience.com/60535-ancient-colombians-preferred-rose-gold.html

* "Peru: Wood sculptures and other relics found at ancient Chan Chan:" http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-peru-wood-sculptures-and-other-relics-found-at-ancient-chan-chan-684510.aspx

* "Who Were the Vandals?:" https://www.livescience.com/46150-vandals.html

* "Ancient Stone Carvings Capture Maya Ballplayers in Action:" https://www.livescience.com/60552-maya-ballplayer-stone-panels-discovered.html

* "1,000-year-old flushing toilet found in Silla remains:" http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170926000733

* "1,000-year-old Kali idol found in a channel near Palani:" https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/1000-year-old-kali-idol-found-in-a-channel-near-palani/articleshow/60822823.cms

* "How Vulnerable Are Societies to Collapse?:" http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/09/28/how-vulnerable-collapse/#.Wdc6PjtryM9

* More on that Dolphin Burial. "Surprise Find: Dolphin Bones Unearthed in Medieval Island 'Grave':" https://www.livescience.com/60522-dolphin-bones-unearthed-in-medieval-grave.html

* "A Sixteenth-Century Hot Date Might Include a Trip to the Dissecting Theater:" https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sixteenth-century-hot-date-might-include-trip-dissecting-theater-180964999/

* "What the myth of Faust can teach us:" http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170907-what-the-myth-of-faust-can-teach-us

* "No. 2 if by sea: Outhouse tied to Paul Revere is excavated:" https://phys.org/news/2017-09-sea-outhouse-tied-paul-revere.html

* "Colonel Thomas Monstery, and the Training of Jaguarina, America’s Champion Swordswoman:" https://martialartsnewyork.org/2015/03/31/colonel-thomas-monstery-and-the-training-of-jaguarina-americas-champion-swordswoman/

* "Forensic study of Aboriginal massacre sites:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-01/forensic-science-study-seeks-truth-of-aboriginal-massacres/9001770

* "Aboriginal burial ground exposed by floodwaters:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-27/aboriginal-remains-exposed-by-floodwaters-repatriated/8992994

* Flavour Profiles Change: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/166104182697/this-is-a-silly-question-but-what-do-you-mean

* On the Lannisters: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/166074012362/was-beheading-ned-a-net-gain-for-the-lannisters

* Doctor Who Rewatch: I've reached the transition from Second to third Doctor. I love how terrifying Time Lords are right from the start.

* Weird Thought: What if the 2nd Doctor's Companion Jamie was Outlander's Jamie? <.< >.>

* Chag Sameach! Have a joyous Sukkot!


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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

"How to Help Puerto Rico from the outside:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165733774359/how-to-help-puerto-rico-from-the-outside

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* "Disaster Relief and Support for Libraries:" http://www.txla.org/news/2017/08/disaster-relief-and-support-for-libraries

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Gendered Necropolitics: On the Politics of Death Against Women in Mexico:" http://www.latinxspaces.com/gendered-necropolitics-the-politics-of-death-against-women-in-mexico

* "Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 in court amid protests:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40787520

* "North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40797613

* "Trump laments inability to exploit Afghanistan mineral resources:"

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* "New Trump policy ignores value of immigrants:"

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* "Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill, But Lays Out His Concerns About the Law:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-02/trump-is-said-to-add-concerns-in-signing-russia-sanctions-law

* "House Judiciary Chairman’s Priority: Investigating Hillary Clinton:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-02/trump-s-russia-ties-get-no-scrutiny-as-house-panel-eyes-clinton

* "Downsizing immigration:" http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-shift/2017/08/02/downsizing-immigration-221657

* "Trump nominee Sam Clovis blasted progressives as 'race traders' and 'race traitors' in old blog posts:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/02/politics/kfile-sam-clovis-blog-posts/index.html

* "Trump Is Considering Perry for Homeland Security Chief:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-02/trump-is-said-to-consider-perry-for-homeland-security-chief

* "Tillerson spurns $80 million to counter ISIS, Russian propaganda:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/02/tillerson-isis-russia-propaganda-241218

* "McConnell plans to pass tax bill with just GOP votes:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/01/mitch-mcconnell-tax-bill-gop-votes-241212

I know tax bills aren't as obviously threatening as the ACA repeal, but this is very dangerous in it's own way. It is a series of tax bills like this that have made conditions geometrically worse for working and middle class people since the time of Reagan. Like all Republican tax policy in my life time, this bill is designed to increase wealth inequality and harm people who work for their money rather than inherit it. This is yet another dramatic tax cut for the rich at the expense of everyone else that is expected to damage the economy the way all such tax cuts have done while shrinking tax revenues at a time when they are also planning to dramatically increase military spending so that they have an excuse to cut social services.

Please resist this with the same energy we resisted ACA Repeal.

If you have Republican Senators, or Democrats Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, and Joe Donnelly call, fax, or protest in person, asking them to stand against the bill with their Democratic colleagues.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/
Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "Booker pushes to spread benefits of pot legalization nationwide:"

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* "Joe Kennedy III - Finding Unity in America's Greatest Challenges - Extended Interview:"

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* "56 retired generals, admirals warn against Trump's transgender ban:" http://thehill.com/policy/defense/344761-56-retired-officers-warn-against-trumps-transgender-troops-ban

* "Al Gore: 'All hope is not lost':"

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* "How 'Sharknado' Casts Its C-Listers and Nearly Landed Trump as President:" http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/how-sharknado-casts-c-listers-landed-trump-as-president-1025676

* "Trump's Immigration Overhaul:"

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* "Brown in Town - Coal Country:"

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* "Sabotaging Obamacare :"

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* "Kris Kobach's Racist Music Man:"

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* "First (And Probably Last Ever) Trump-Positive Field Piece:"

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* "The White House Thinks 'Not Inaccurate' Equals 'The Truth':"

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* "Trump's Cybersecurity Expert Fell For Email Spam:"

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* More Morning lilies. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163735719332/more-morning-lilies

* On the Xenomorph films: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/163695292663/hi-pq-wanted-to-ask-you-some-questions-due-to-a

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here:
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https://help.lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Couture and Conflict in Lebanon - States of Undress:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-couture-and-conflict-in-lebanon/596cf57d43ec1aac57fd22ba

* "Royal-turned-warlord and opium pioneer of the Golden Triangle: Olive Yang dies aged 90 :" https://coconuts.co/yangon/features/royal-turned-warlord-opium-pioneer-golden-triangle-olive-yang-dies-aged-90/

* "Ivory Coast seizes record haul of pangolin scales:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ivorycoast-wildlife-pangolins-idUSKBN1AD1SA

* "Venezuela crisis: Deadly clashes amid tense election for assembly:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40769737

* "Trump threatens to end ObamaCare payments unless repeal passes:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/344463-trump-threatens-to-end-csr-payments-if-healthcare-reform-isnt-passed

* "Kelly sworn in as Trump's second chief of staff:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/politics/john-kelly-chief-of-staff/index.html

* "Kelly called Comey to express anger over firing, sources say:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/politics/kelly-comey-phone-call-angry/index.html

* 45 fired Scaramucci. O.o

* "Sam Brownback: 3 things to know about Trump’s nominee for ambassador-at-large for religious freedom:" https://mic.com/articles/182942/sam-brownback-3-things-to-know-about-trumps-nominee-for-ambassador-at-large-for-religious-freedom?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.EQIFEOEOm

* "Centrist lawmakers plot bipartisan health care stabilization bill:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/30/obamacare-health-care-stabilization-241151

* "Collins: Trump's threat to end ObamaCare payments won't change my vote:" http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/344549-collins-trumps-threat-to-end-obamacare-payments-wont-change-my-vote

* "Republicans Face Tough Choice: Repeal Obamacare or Cut Taxes:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-31/republicans-face-tough-choice-repeal-obamacare-or-cut-taxes

* "Hackers breach dozens of voting machines brought to conference:" http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/344488-hackers-break-into-voting-machines-in-minutes-at-hacking-competition

* "Trump's vote fraud commission couldn't be more divided:" http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-vote-fraud-commission-hopelessly-divided-n785461

* "Sen. Jeff Flake says Republican Party has "lost its way":" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/senator-jeff-flake-republican-party-lost-its-way/

* "KING: Black victims should get the same justice as Justine Damond:" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-black-victims-justice-justine-damond-article-1.3354520

* "Trump appears to advocate rough police treatment of suspects:" https://apnews.com/64169ad2576b4fc98ae8febc3554155d/Trump-appears-to-advocate-rough-police-treatment-of-suspects

* "Why capitalism clings to fossil fuels:" https://socialistworker.org/2017/04/20/why-capitalism-clings-to-fossil-fuels

* "These wondrous sea wolves swim for miles and live off the watery wilds:" https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/animals/these-wondrous-sea-wolves-swim-miles-and-live-watery-wilds/

* "Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined:" http://www.sciencealert.com/octopus-and-squid-evolution-is-officially-weirder-than-we-could-have-ever-imagined

* "Stephen Takes A Front-Stab At Scaramucci's Phone Interview:"

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* "Samantha Bee Could Leap Into Justin Trudeau's Arms At Any Moment:"

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* "Samantha Bee's Homage To Jared Kushner's Iraq Photo:"

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* Snerk. "Game of Thrones: Season 7 Episode 3:" http://imgur.com/a/CrxVK#2qXsjk0

* "What you missed on 7x02 of Game of Thrones:" http://bb8s.tumblr.com/post/163379120284/what-you-missed-on-7x02-of-game-of-thrones

* "Divide and Fail to Conquer:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/divide-fail-conquer/

* "Sunday Sweets: Ombre Treats:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/7/30/sunday-sweets-ombre-treats.html

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 5: Attack on the Rack:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/killjoys-season-3-episode-5-attack-on.html

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here:
https://lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Trump: I don't want a 'poor person' in Cabinet economic jobs:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/politics/donald-trump-poor-person-cabinet/index.html

* "Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data: Officials:" http://time.com/4828306/russian-hacking-election-widespread-private-data/

* "White House Warns Reporters Not to Report on Instructions About Not Reporting on Thursday’s Press Conference:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/06/22/white_house_press_conference_no_camera_notice_is_not_reportable_white_house.html

* "GOP threat to Medicaid threatens liberty of millions of Americans:"

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* "Parents of sick kids try to remind Congress what the health-care debate should be about:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/parents-of-sick-kids-try-to-remind-congress-what-the-health-care-debate-should-be-about/2017/06/22/784231b2-574e-11e7-ba90-f5875b7d1876_story.html?utm_term=.64636d0f76f7

* "What's in the Senate Republican Health-Care Bill:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/whats-in-the-senate-republican-health-care-bill/531258/

* "Obama Rips The Senate GOP Health Care Bill:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-health-care_us_594c1ad8e4b0a3a837bea75d

* "GOP Health Care Bill or Tax Cuts for the Rich?:"

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* "Trump's Habit of Firing the People Investigating Him:"

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* "Republicans Want A Vote, Not A Debate, On Healthcare:"

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* I'm a hundred down on bills, plus we haven't money for electricity and Internet as we had to pay for car repairs (four hundred), so clearly it's ebay time: http://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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* TOS Rewatch, Season 2:

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* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* July 4 2017, 12pm
June 27 2017, 8AM
June 30 2017, 2am
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+news +log @recycle Enter Seal Lord Sail water l/out


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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/06/politics/russian-hackers-planted-fake-news-qatar-crisis/index.html

* "Land tax suddenly increased 75%, drawing residents' ire:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14526&cataId=nk01500

* "North Korean residents reflect on presidents Trump and Moon:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14544&cataId=nk01500

* "Top U.S. diplomat in China quits over Trump climate policy:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-diplomacy-idUSKBN18W2NT

* "Trump tweets could spark war in Middle East:"

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* "Climate deal pull-out may speed up damage to Trump property:" https://apnews.com/c084da4c60cf4a3bb1e6095a5b67948a/Climate-deal-pull-out-may-speed-up-damage-to-Trump-property

* "Democrats to sue Trump over conflicts of interest:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/07/democrats-donald-trump-sue-conflict-of-interest-239262

* "Eric Trump: Dems ‘not even people’:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/336683-eric-trump-dems-not-even-people

* "Donald Trump's new FBI director pick has Russian ties of his own:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/06/08/trump-new-fbi-director-chris-wray-russian-ties-rosneft-gazprom-column/102603214/

* "‘GOP healthcare bill is a crummy giveaway to the rich’:"

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* "House votes to kill Dodd-Frank. Now what?:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/08/news/economy/house-dodd-frank-repeal/index.html

* "While you focus on Comey, Senate Republicans are launching an audacious plan to pass Trumpcare:" https://thinkprogress.org/senate-republicans-are-launching-an-audacious-plan-to-pass-health-care-75d9135c1f19

* "Hawaii Becomes First State to Enact Law to Align Goals With Paris Climate Accord:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hawaii-becomes-first-state-enact-law-align-goals-paris-climate-n769791

* "Kids Are Quoting Trump To Bully Their Classmates And Teachers Don’t Know What To Do About It:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertsamaha/kids-are-quoting-trump-to-bully-their-classmates?utm_term=.sb9ZX4DnW2#.sb9ZX4DnW2

* "This Iranian refugee's home was covered with hate graffiti. Now, he plans to leave the US.:" https://mic.com/articles/172647/fuck-you-terrorist-spray-painted-on-iranian-refugee-s-home-now-he-plans-to-leave-the-us?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.Nt5dS8vei

* "Race and Gender Discrimination Sidelines Nebraska Soccer Player And Her Team:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/race-and-gender-discrimination.html

* "Transgender WWII veteran comes out as a woman at 90:" http://nypost.com/2017/03/29/transgender-wwii-veteran-comes-out-as-a-woman-at-90/

* "Aquaman Applauds Trump's Paris Agreement Decision:"

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* "Stephen Raises Money For Less Fortunate Airplanes:"

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* "Trump Decides On The Paris Agreement And The Russia Agreement:"

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* "James Comey Enters The Thunderdome:"

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* "Jeff Sessions' Leaked Letter Of Resignation:"

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* "Like Father, Like Son: Eric Trump Does Something Awful:"

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* "Sunday Sweets: Pretty As A Peacock:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/6/11/sunday-sweets-pretty-as-a-peacock.html

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Trump transition clumsy with international outreach: reports:"

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* "'A crude sort of nationalism':"

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* "Trump cited Turkey 'conflict of interest' in Bannon interview:"

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* "More than peanuts at stake in Trump business interests:"

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* "DC hotel exemplifies Trump business conflicts:"

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* "Personal payback catches up with Christie under Trump:"

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* "Lobbying conflict complicates Trump transition:"

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* "Trumps using office to promote products:"

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* "Trump already hitting 'ethical brick wall':"

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* "Trump queries about top security clearance for his kids:"

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* Seriously, if they are this wildly corrupt a week after the Election, what will it be like when he is sworn in?

* "Donald Trump's big lie:"

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* "Keith Ellison: Why I should be DNC Chair:"

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* "SC Democratic Party leader enters DNC race:"

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* "Trump supporter punches woman in face for expressing political views to friend over dinner:" https://mic.com/articles/159417/trump-supporter-punches-woman-in-face-for-expressing-political-views-to-friend-over-dinner?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.quhZYP2ZZ

* I am not sure I can be clearer than this. The Trump-Ryan plan to abolish ACA and Medicare and dramatically cut Medicaid is designed to literally kill people. You take away things like oxygen tanks, Insulin, and life saving treatments for things like heart conditions and cancer, people will literally die. It's not cute. It's not an exaggeration. We are looking at a genocide against the elderly, the disabled, and the poor, all so we can afford bigger tax cuts for the rich.

* "'We're in for the fight of our lives': ACLU exec. dir.:"

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* "Sanctuary cities risk Trump confrontation:"

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* "Somali-American makes history with election:"

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* "Democrats demand Trump dump Bannon:"

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* "Dear Us: For Everyone Who Is Afraid of the Future:"

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* "12 powerful images from the Standing Rock protests:" https://mic.com/articles/159644/12-powerful-images-from-the-standing-rock-protests?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.dTdcGJORk

* "Here’s Why Everyone Is Saying to Get an IUD Today:" http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/11/why-you-should-get-an-iud-before-trump-becomes-president.html

* "5 Revealing Things About the Alt Right:"

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* TDoR "Shot, beheaded, and killed by family: 295 trans people murdered this year:" http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/shot-beheaded-murdered-family-295-trans-people-murdered-year/#gs.FKJqTq0

* "Accent Expert Analyzes 32 Actors' Movie Accents:"

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* "Amber Invites White People to Join the Fun:"

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* "New Cabinet Installation::"

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* "Sore Winners:"

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* "The Election Is Over, Time To Choke It Down:"

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* "Trump And Obama, Sitting In DC, A-W-K-W-A-R-D:"

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* "Putin Sent President-Elect Trump A Large Wooden Horse:"

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* "Donald Trump Tells A Half-Troubled Nation: Don't Be Afraid:"

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* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* Trans Relief Project: http://transrelief.com/

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016818518/colinfirth-carecen-la-center-for-community

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help?

Haitian local charities: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154561836757433&set=a.84340697432.97916.713622432&type=3&theater
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/haiti
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* More than 400 are dead in a horrific earthquake in Ecuador over the weekend. Want to help? http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/americas/ecuador/ecuador-red-cross-responds-to-deadly-earthquake-72129/

* "Malawi's fearsome chief, terminator of child marriages:" http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/03/malawi-fearsome-chief-terminator-child-marriages-160316081809603.html

* "Wealth doesn't trickle down – it just floods offshore, research reveals:" http://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/jul/21/offshore-wealth-global-economy-tax-havens

* "How a Cashless Society Could Embolden Big Brother:" http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/04/cashless-society/477411/

* "Why the Poor Get Trapped in Depressed Areas:" https://newrepublic.com/article/131743/poor-get-trapped-depressed-areas

* "Tone deafness on women a well-established John Kasich pattern:"

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* "Stop telling women to “just say no” if they’re not interested and being harassed." http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/143049209087/stop-telling-women-to-just-say-no-if-theyre-not

* "Flint water crisis unaddressed, Snyder keeps talking:"

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* "Dixon Takes The Plea Deal In The Nettles Murder Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/04/dixon-takes-plea-deal-in-nettles-murder.html

* For what feels like the millionth time Trigger warnings aren't censorship. Ingredient lists on soup cans aren’t censorship. It’s the same damned thing. Ingredient lists on food cans warn people about things that could potentially make them sick. Trigger warnings do the same damned thing for people who’ve experienced trauma. This isn’t rocket science.

* The Library of Alexandria: http://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/143048518966/love2laughmore-sagansense-this-is-where-my

* I sold enough ebay for taxes and insurance it looks like! Yay! Thank you to all who bid!

* Squirrel went in for tests Monday, and they ended up doing emergency surgery. Given how ill he looked the last few weeks, it wasn't a huge surprise. It was a fixable thing. They'd hoped to send him home early this morning, but it looks like they are keeping him until tomorrow. His cat is visibly worried and mopey. She keeps looking for him in this sad, resigned sort of way that is heartbreaking to watch. I've been giving her servings of Hector's old goosh, and petting her when she'll let me.

I've been sleeping in clothes the last two days and having to do without melatonin as I've been on call for picking him up both days. It's been sticky hot, and the death of the big fan has made it hard to sleep. I've managed to work out a precarious system that made things bearable in my room, but I am not convinced it will be enough come June. We'll see.

Unfortunately, I didn't get the right combination until about 2 in the afternoon, about two hours after I'd given up on getting back to sleep after Medicare Advantage woke me up to try to argue me into a home visit I don't want or need. Look, I totally am in favor of the service being available. They were a big help to my mother in the last two years of her deterioration. It's great that someone is checking on people who might for one reason or another need it. The thing is though, I don't. I'm in my mid-40's, with good mental health and am neurologically healthy. I have a CNA for a roommate. I have a complex meds schedule, yes, but I've evolved an organizational system that's worked pretty well for that, and external interference with that will be way more likely to make me miss doses as I try to learn a new system then me continuing without being bothered. I do not right now what to have a stranger intruding in my home and eating a couple of hours of precious sleep even if that stranger is perfectly nice like last time. It's bad enough we have fire testing again this month with fire fighters stomping through and the loud alarms for every single detector in the building being checked, and the resulting sensory overload for me and terror for the cats. Arguing Medicare into leaving me the fuck alone for a few months was something I don't like doing on inadequate sleep and as I'd been expecting it to be Squirrel I was all wide awake and adrenaline in preparation for getting my shit together to get him. One realizing it wasn't I was instantly worried that it was after 11 and he hadn't called for pick up. The result was I simply hung up so I could call his cell. Which means they will likely wake me up an hour before the forage alarm tomorrow so I can argue with them then. Sigh. I know, my fault.

I did get out and mail the ebays that were paid, did pharmacy, library, etc.. I also managed somehow to damage a plant today during watering somehow. *facepalm*

* It turns out CBUT broadcast the skating Syncho worlds! This is an event that I rarely get to see and I know very little about, but I love watching. It is beautiful like ballet chorus dancing and strangely hypnotic, like watching flocks of birds. I do know just enough about the physics of movement on ice and injury risk to be incredibly impressed by things that often look simple on the surface, which adds piquancy, and I do love that even though I'm about as clueless as it gets on the technicals I can still see the difference in quality between the top teams and the ones lower down. I love that because it's an overwhelmingly female sport, when they break into pairs it strips all the heteronormativity out of ice dancing moves and I can just enjoy how beautiful the movements are. There is something deceptively elegant about the top teams in motion. It is weirdly relaxing, the way my fish tanks are relaxing. I don't have proper words for why I enjoy watching it really, just that I walked away smiling to myself after.

* Humpty Trump: http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2016/04/17

* "Parks & No Wreck: Sunday Sweets To TREAT YO'SELF:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/4/17/parks-no-wreck-sunday-sweets-to-treat-yoself.html

* Apparently I am still too angry about what happened to Anita Hill to watch Confirmation.

* Zimbabwe has joined Ethiopia in disaster level drought People and animals are dying. Want to help? https://www.wfp.org/help

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Donate to help refugees: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* The Bahamas have been hit so hard they have no idea of casualty figures. there is reason to think some villages may be flat out gone.

* Want to help? https://www.ifrc.org/en/what-we-do/where-we-work/americas/bahamas-red-cross-society/

* "Death has become a part of Britain’s benefits system:" http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/27/death-britains-benefits-system-fit-for-work-safety-net

* "How Benefit Sanctions Have Driven Brits to Suicide:" http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/benefit-sanctions-have-driven-people-to-suicide-110

* "Daughter of man who committed suicide after being found fit to work takes human rights case to UN:" https://welfaretales.wordpress.com/category/suicide/

* I'm pretty sure I've posted this list before, but it's important we remember the names of the disabled people the Tories have killed. TW: suicide. "UK Welfare Reform Deaths :" http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2014/10/21/uk-welfare-reform-deaths-updated-list-october-21st-2014/

* Donald Trump's tax plan is a 21.6% tax cut for the 1%, including himself, at the cost to the country of 12 trillions dollars. After all, the top 10% only have 76% of the country's wealth, not all of it, and while we have a record high wealth inequality the economy is still vaguely functional, so the best thing to do is radically redistribute even more money upwards, further robbing the social safety net, infrastructure, investments in our future, and anything that helps anyone except the 1% who contribute the least.

* "Jimmy Carter Just Identified What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy:" http://mic.com/articles/125813/jimmy-carter-tells-oprah-america-is-no-longer-a-democracy-now-an-oligarchy?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* "How Bush, Warren addressed equal opportunity:" http://on.msnbc.com/1KY1X4Q

* "Slow Poison:" http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/even-if-the-police-dont-kill-me-a-lifetime-of-preparing-for-them-to-just-might

* "Chicago faces escalating gun violence:" http://on.msnbc.com/1KXYzXH

* "As UN says world to warm by 3 degrees, scientists explain what that means:" http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/23/climate-change-effects-from-a-3-c-world.html

* Today I did all the Halloween decoration fiddly bits. All that's left is anything in the Gothmas gifts and the things I do only on the night of. I am terribly happy with it. Last year was a bit half assed. I had to give away all the spider lights, as they don't suit the set up here. I thought of a way to deploy them, but it was exhausting just thinking about it.

* I can not tell if the most recent episode of Dusk 'til Dawn was incoherent or that I just couldn't manage to pay attention enough to follow it. I am having a similar problem with the Bastard Executioner just generally. Actually, fuck it, I’m bailing ion Bastard Executioner, despite it being my period and my sort of story if it wasn’t riddled with annoying Christian visions. (A cross between Robin Hood and Return of Martin Guerre). It’s just so sloooow and watching it is a chore and I have trouble telling the characters apart.

* Addendum: I read the Fangs Dusk 'til Dawn summary tonight and I'm pretty sure it's a case of the show not making sense and me being bored enough that I wander off to do other things and miss chunks of info dump which inherently do not make sense.

* Ebay, One More time:

A Low Candle-Lit Room 2013 (LE, Yules): (Company says: Candle wax and waxen "skin," rotting leather and reeking damp wood, and the ashes of a yawning, cold fireplace.). 3/4 Full.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301757378182?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* A list of LGBTQA Charities to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* 71 Syrian refugees including children were found suffocated in the back of a refrigerator truck in Austria. Meanwhile, hundreds more north African refugees are missing and presumed drowned off the coast of Libya. European leaders mouth platitudes, but they are treating these war refugees like criminals and invaders and not people trying to flee horrific situations in hope of safety for their children.

* 4 are dead and twenty missing after a Tropical storm hit Dominica.

* "Russia burning, bulldozing Western food out of political spite:"

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* "Why Your Rent Is So High and Your Pay Is So Low:" https://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/why-your-rent-is-so-high-and-your-pay-is-so-low-tom-streithorst

* Capitalism and Healthcare: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/127048090035/the-healthcare-business-is-probably-the-most

* "New Orleans fighting back, with some gaps yet to cover:"

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* "Charity Hospital: 10 years later:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/08/29/hurricane-katrina-anniversary-new-orleans-charity-hospital-gupta-dnt-ac.cnn/video/playlists/hurricane-katrina-10-years-later/

* "Anderson Cooper on how New Orleans changed since Katrina:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/08/28/anderson-cooper-looks-back-at-katrina-dnt-ac.cnn

* "Harry Shearer on Hurricane Katrina:"

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* "Katrina kids look back at New Orleans life changed by the hurricane:"

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* "Keeping Them Honest: Fmr. FEMA Director Mike Brown:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/08/29/anderson-cooper-keeping-them-honest-mike-brown-live-ac.cnn/video/playlists/most-popular-domestic/

* "Ohio Sheriff: 'I'd deport American citizens if I could':"

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* "CBS' John Dickerson Fails To Question Huckabee On Suggestion That Military Force Could Stop Legal Abortion:" http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/08/02/cbs-john-dickerson-fails-to-question-huckabee-o/204716

* "Move over Shakespeare, teen girls are the real language disruptors:" http://qz.com/474671/move-over-shakespeare-teen-girls-are-the-real-language-disruptors/

* "Why We Need To Talk About White Feminism:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-we-need-to-talk-about-white-feminism_55c8ca5ce4b0f73b20ba020a?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000030

* "19 Men Go Shirtless And Share Their Body Image Struggles:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/19-men-go-shirtless-and-share-their-body-image-struggles_55c3aa3ce4b0923c12bbfedc?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000030

* "Military transgender ban set to end next May:" http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/08/25/military-transgender-ban-set-end-next-may/32345385/

* Black Sails Rewatch, a bit more VI and VII

Long and Spoilerific: )

* "Matters of gender.:" http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/637218.html

* Ebay, One Day More, no bid:

Lindworm 2012 (LE, DragonCon, Event Exclusive): (Company says: Smoky green leather smeared with crushed grasses and wild herbs). 3/4 Full. http://www.ebay.com/itm/301718133830?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

* A list of LGBTQA Charities to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com

* Trying to stay afloat until September: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* "Robert Reich: Bernie Sanders could save higher education :" http://www.salon.com/2015/05/22/robert_reich_bernie_sanders_could_save_higher_education_partner/?utm_source=Tumblr&utm_medium=Tumblr%20Share&utm_campaign=Tumblr

* "Elizabeth Warren Gives Amazing Two-Minute Explanation of How Government Has Been Taken Over by the Rich:" http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-elizabeth-warren-gives-amazing-two-minute-explanation-how-government-has#.VWaL6Zv6gKI.twitter

* "Peter Brimelow: States Like Texas Must Consider Secession To Protect ‘White Rights’:" http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/peter-brimelow-states-texas-must-consider-secession-protect-white-rights

* "Duke professor: Blacks riot because they’re lazier than Asians and have ‘strange’ un-American names:" http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/duke-professor-blacks-riot-because-theyre-lazier-than-asians-and-have-strange-un-american-names/

* "Cleveland to face stringent policing standards:"

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* "On This Day: The icon of Joan of Arc:"

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* I found out WTF with my Bank account. Fuck AVG. They decided I needed a product I don't want for my dead computer so badly that they used old data from 2012 to charge me 60.00, which ended up costing me 200.00 approx between that and the over draft fees. Assholes. I can't afford this sort of thing.

* Class Privilege: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/120260203352/carlboygenius-class-privilege

* I've bailed out on iZombie. I liked it, but not enough to power through all the triggers.

* A completely fair criticism of Fury Road that I hope gets taken account of in any future sequels. Oddly, it leaves out Mad Max himself and his mental illness, which I would have liked to see analyzed in this context, but otherwise excellent. "The Pain of Special Needs in Mad Max: Fury Road (Some Spoilers):" http://johnwiswell.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-pain-of-special-needs-in-mad-max.html

* "On Captain America:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/120337559872/on-captain-america

* "Bucky Barnes and Cthulhu on the Chesapeake:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/120337632492/bucky-barnes-and-cthulhu-on-the-chesapeake

* "Joss Whedon vs. Russo Brothers vs. George Miller:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/120337741812/joss-whedon-vs-russo-brothers-vs-george-miller

* Don't mess with megafauna: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/119830559180/vaspider-redscudery-vaspider-tzun-by#notes

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com

* Ebay Time: AUTUMN FANCIES 2013 (LE, Halloweenies): (Company says: Dry grasses bathed in amber light, muted by gentle shadows.) Top of label.: http://www.ebay.com/itm/301649341988?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

* Nepal Relief: http://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/117524778471/nepal-donations

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "214 of the 234 Girls Rescued in Nigeria from Boko Haram are Pregnant:" http://zimbabwe-today.com/2015/05/life/214-of-the-234-girls-rescued-in-nigeria-from-boko-haram-are-pregnant/

* "Solar Energy Popularity Increases Related Thefts:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=13130&cataId=nk02900

* "Alberta election 2015 results: NDP wave sweeps across province in historic win:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/elections/alberta-votes/alberta-election-2015-results-ndp-wave-sweeps-across-province-in-historic-win-1.3062605

* "F.E.C. Can’t Curb 2016 Election Abuse, Commission Chief Says:" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/us/politics/fec-cant-curb-2016-election-abuse-commission-chief-says.html?_r=1

* "How Government Works To Help The Rich And Not You:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/30/political-inequality_n_7183556.html

* "Where Chuck Todd Assumes Hillary Is Bill Clinton's Political Clone:" http://crooksandliars.com/2015/05/where-chuck-todd-assumes-hillary-bill

* "Critics hit at speed, transparency in new oil-train rules:"

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* "A Tale of Two Baltimores:"

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* "Hallucinatory 'voices' shaped by local culture, Stanford anthropologist says:" http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/july/voices-culture-luhrmann-071614.html

* "Justice for Tamir Rice:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - See Ben Run & Rand Paul's Baltimore Lament:"

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* "The Hate Class of 2015:"

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* "Democalypse 2016 - Road Back to Your Own House & Chances, Ha:"

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* "Let's Get Rid of Ted Cruz!:"

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* I just ate my first grown in my personal garden salad of the season!

* "‘The Witch’s Cradle’: Watch Maya Deren and Marcel Duchamp’s stunning occult short:" http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_witchs_cradle_maya_deren_and_marcel_duchamp

* "THANK YOU for expressing my issues with the use of Wakanda in Ultron.:" http://big-wired.tumblr.com/post/118170131673/thank-you-thank-you-thank-you-for-expressing-my

* Game of Thrones: As someone who really liked the Dornish sections in the books, I am incredibly disappointed with what the show is doing. I want my book Sand Snakes. I want Princess Arianne Martell. I want Prince Doran and his daughter and his brother's daughters all having differentiated personalities and political angles, not badly written caricature and dialog. Alexander Siddig deserves better than this. The characters deserve better than this. Step up your game, GoT.

* I am slightly further in on Lost Season 2 and decided the whole island is actually Fort Asshole. Also, people need to punch Sawyer way more often.

* Samira Rice, who's child Tamir was murdered in a police Drive By Shooting last November is now living in a homeless shelter and needs help: http://feministajones.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Fundraiser-for-Rice-Family.pdf

* "The Nepal Earthquake: Disaster Relief Resources:" http://redpandanetwork.org/the-nepal-earthquake-disaster-relief-resources/

* Ways to help Nepal: https://twitter.com/zeldawilliams/status/592095661912363009

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* "The Three Types of People Who Wind Up Rich and How They Destroy the Wealth of Others:" http://www.ianwelsh.net/the-three-types-of-people-who-wind-up-rich-and-how-they-destroy-the-wealth-of-others/

* "Layers of Loss in New York City:" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/sunday-review/layers-of-loss-in-new-york-city.html?_r=1

* "What You Can Do Right Now About Police Brutality:" http://www.ravishly.com/2015/04/10/what-you-can-do-right-now-about-police-brutality

* "Baltimore rallies to support their kids:"

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* "glbtq >> literature >> Roman Literature:" http://www.glbtq.com/literature/roman_lit.html

* TW: hate speech, Homophobic and transphobic violence. "I Am Queer, I Am Non-Binary, and I Don't Know What It Means to Feel Safe in Public:" http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/04/queer-non-binary-not-safe/

* "Culture's transgender 'moment':" http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/23/living/transgender-moment-jenner-feat/

“Yes, it's great that we're educating people. But we're talking about a civil rights issue that keeps getting recast as entertainment.“

* Clever Hunger Games metaphor. "Supperbad & Guardians of the Gala:"

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* I appear to have hurt myself mucking about with tanks *facepalm*

* We need $700.00 for Property taxes this month. Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* Republicans Promise to Gut Social Security if Elected in 2016. Jeb Bush and Chris Christie are coming out strongly in favour of cutting back already inadequate social security benefits and raising the eligibility age under the pretense that social security is insolvent even though it objectively isn't and a simpler fix to would be to repeal the Republican "reform" that capped social security contributions so the wealthy don't have to pay the same percentage of what they make as the other 99%. Remember, in the current economy, ever dollar spent on social security is worth about 1.50 in economic activity and tax revenue for the government. By contrast, give aways to the wealthy such as tax cuts are only worth .30 on the dollar. As a result, going back to the old system and using that money to give the elderly enough money every month to actually live on is not just fair (they paid in their whole lives), compassionate (allowing the elderly to live in dignity intend of scrambling for subsistence), it is sound economic policy that helps the whole community by increasing local economic activity and creating jobs. Give aways to the wealthy only suck money out of the economy, so why not simply ask the wealthy to pay the same percentage in taxes everyone else pays? But no. Instead the republicans would like your parents and grandparents to work themselves to death or become homeless because protecting the .1% from paying their share of anything is their only priority for economic policy. It's 2015 and they are still running presidential candidates on the Mitt Romney vulture capitalist gut the economy to pay the .1% model.

* Meanwhile, John Beohner, incensed that the 1% still need to pay taxes when they inherit their billions floated a bill to abolish estate tax for the 1% entirely, but don't worry, this will only carve a 20 billion dollar whole in the budget and those of us not born millionaires or billionaires will still be paying our inheritance tax. After all, Republicans believe that while those working full time at back breaking jobs don't deserve a living wage or enough healthy food to eat, people who have never done a real day of work and benefit from workers not being paid what they are worth need to be protected from paying anything back into the system they are robbing. After all, the government not only subsidizes the very rich by taxing them the least, they subsidize the corporations they own by letting the corporations they own not pay their workers fairly, thus causing the government to have to make up the difference in things like Food stamps/EBT. And yet, somehow it's not the rich and the corporate welfare cheats that get demonized, but the working poor who can't survive on $8.00 and hour.

* Meanwhile, Ted Cruz is promising to do his level best to make it illegal to have any greenhouse gas emissions regulation at all. "Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation:" http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/27/3640110/no-more-climate-regulation-please-signed-ted-cruz/

* "The double-standard of making the poor prove they’re worthy of government benefits:" http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/07/the-double-standard-of-making-poor-people-prove-theyre-worthy-of-government-benefits/

* Irish Equality Video. Bring tissues. "Marriage Equality: Bring Your Family With You :"

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* Attn: Greenwick. "Before Rockwell, a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male:" http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-perfect-american-male/

* Neil DeGrasse Tyson FTW! "PANEL - CONSPIRACY THEORIES:"

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* "Guilty Verdict for Aaron Hernandez, Gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol & George Lucas's Housing Project:"

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* "The Jon Stewart Mysteries Presents, The Case of the Iranian Agent!:"

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* "2015 'Mercun Awards:"

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* "Seriously, Guys, What Are We Doing Here?:"

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* "If Geek Girls Acted Like Geek Guys :"

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* "Tumblr Fandom Doesn't Owe You Sales: The Fans Who Are Ruining Everything (This Week):" http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2015/04/12/tumblr-fandom-doesnt-owe-you/

* Ebay Time. Less than a Day:

Cut for your Pleasure: )

For all at once: http://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

* We need $700.00 for Property taxes this month. Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Iran deal pending, Congress suddenly decides to care:"

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* "Anti-vaxx mom abandons movement — after all seven her of her kids get whooping cough:" http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/04/anti-vaxx-mom-abandons-movement-after-all-seven-her-of-her-kids-get-whooping-cough/#.VShfiRJTisQ.twitter

* "Where Gov. Brownback’s tax plan breaks down:"

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* "Oil disasters targeted in new oil rig safety regulations:"

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* "Adopted at 3 in US, now facing deportation:"

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* "PLEASE DON'T FORGET THE WOMEN!:" http://angelsscream.tumblr.com/post/116058691763/please-dont-forget-the-women

* "When a policeman lies, what's at stake?:"

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* "Volunteer reserve cops with guns?:"

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* "Deconstructing the human trafficking bill:"

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* Children are victims in the republican War on Women. TW. TW: )

* "Conversion therapy survivors react to White House move:"

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* "Rubio, Paul stumble taking two sides on gay rights:"

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* The real parasites: https://twitter.com/Chernynkaya/status/586673457133293568/photo/1

* "Cosplaying v. Brownface:" https://twitter.com/dylanmarron/status/586389655198642176/photo/1

* A relative of an old friend is running this fundraiser. "Willamalane Swim Club:2015 WSC Swim-a-Thon:" http://www.teamunify.com/TUMoney.jsp?team=oswsc&memberid=1660300

* Ebay Time. Less than four days.:

Cut for your Pleasure: )

For all at once: http://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

* We need $700.00 for Property taxes this month. Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* Things continue to deteriorate in Yemen. Best to be keeping an eye on that one.

* "Jewish Labor MP walks out after Abbott's Goebbels comment:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-19/jewish-labor-mp-walks-out-after-tony-abbotts-goebbels-comment/6332910

* "French Government Starts Blocking Websites With Views The Gov't Doesn't Like:" https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150318/06273130352/french-government-starts-blocking-websites-with-views-govt-doesnt-like.shtml

* "If you own a pitchfork, you will grab it when you see this chart.:" http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/03/income-inequality-chart-wall-street-bonuses-minimum-wage

* "How Colleges Misspend Your Tuition Money:" http://www.psmag.com/business-economics/pay-for-decent-teachers-not-dr-phil

* "Welcome to Global Warming’s Terrifying New Era:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/03/19/thirty_years_of_above_average_temperatures_mean_we_re_entering_a_new_era.html

* "LAPD says every car in Los Angeles is part of an ongoing criminal investigation:" http://boingboing.net/2014/03/24/lapd-says-every-car-in-los-ang.html

* "Starbucks Asks Employees to Solve Race Relations in America for No Extra Pay:" http://www.thenation.com/blog/201873/starbucks-asks-employees-solve-race-relations-america-no-extra-pay#

* "Williams on What the Black Lynchings Numbers Don't Reveal:" http://diasporahypertext.com/2015/02/24/williams-on-what-the-black-lynchings-numbers-dont-reveal/

* "Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race:" http://www.alternet.org/culture/why-white-people-freak-out-when-theyre-called-out-about-race

* "D.W. Just Needs To Pee In Peace:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/03/dw-just-needs-to-pee-in-peace.html

* Fish Update: I can not find the pleco. I even checked all around the tank lest it escaped as plecos are wont to do. No sign.

* "iZombie, Season 1, Episode 1: Pilotfangsforthefantasy.com:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/03/izombie-season-1-episode-1-pilot.html

I love Ravi best!

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Ethics 101: The difference between ethics and morals :" http://www.ianwelsh.net/ethics-101-the-difference-between-ethics-and-morals/

* "4 Numbers That Prove America Is a Deeply Messed-Up Place:" http://www.alternet.org/economy/4-numbers-prove-america-deeply-messed-place

* What would Jesus do? Waste water illegally during a drought to physically torment the homeless. "San Francisco Saint Mary's Cathedral Drenches Homeless With Water To Keep Them Away:" http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/03/18/homeless-saint-marys-cathedral-archdiocese-san-francisco-intentionally-drenched-water-sleeping/

* "Disturbing Texts from S.F. Cops Reveal the Scope of Police Racism:" http://mic.com/articles/112948/san-francisco-officer-s-text-messages-show-racist-police-departments-exists-everywhere

* "The Long History of Black Americans Arming Themselves in Self-Defense—and Why We Ignore It:" http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2015/03/civil_rights_movement_history_the_long_tradition_of_black_americans_taking.html

* Fish update: I got the leak down to a slow drip, but that's not good enough. It would get worse quickly. So that's it for the 30 gallon. Really, I needed someone to help me for the next bit, but there was no one to do it but me. The splinter colony adults and a surprisingly large contingent of fry were still alive and transfer was their only hope. I moved a betta tank over by the long 20, then prepped the... I'm thinking it's a fifteen. I moved a bunch of the dirt and started bailing water into it. I transferred the adults and made a best effort at the fry, though they are small and it's hard to tell how many made it. I nigh killed myself taking it half full to the bathroom where I'd cleared the space for it where the betta had been. They got half the fish furniture from the 30. Then came bailing the long twenty down to nearly empty and hurting myself getting it up on the 30's old stand. I bailed as much as the long twenty would take from the back up twenty, as there is a chance some fry might have traveled into it with the plants and water. Then I hurt myself again getting the back up twenty from coffee table to the long twenty's old stand. This makes sense as it's a better use of space and gives the betta display space. Then came the long process of getting the rest of the thirty dirt into the twenty and 15, filling both, setting both up with basic resources. I've no light for the 15 and the back up twenty's going to share the tall twenty light. I'm short a bio filter and really need two heaters as they are on their last legs as well as lights. I saw the adults swimming around the fifteen and the corys survivors poking around in the long twenty, so I suppose that is something. I don't really trust the back up tanks which is why they were emergency back up tanks. The pleco was alive at feeding time, so fingers crossed. So that is what I did today with all of the spoons and likely tomorrow's.

Fry Addendum: It looks like a lot of the little ones made it. I've propped a betta light in there for the plants, which isn't particularly safe, but fry health requires plants to hide in. Also, I spotted the whiptail grazing the corys tank.

* Glee 6.12-13 "2009; Dreams Come True:"

Cut for your Pleasure: )

And I thought I wouldn’t have much to say....

* I've started season Two of House of Cards. Thoughts so far:

Cut for your Pleasure: )

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "GOP attacks on Obama betray poor understanding of Iran, ISIS:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/foreign-policy-illiteracy-marks-gop-on-iran-412052035715

* "Wealthy Americans Are Giving Less Of Their Incomes To Charity, While Poor Are Donating More:" http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiasavchuk/2014/10/06/wealthy-americans-are-giving-less-of-their-incomes-to-charity-while-poor-are-donating-more/

* "How affirmative action has been steadily eroded:" http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/how-affirmative-action-has-been-steadily-eroded-413196867530

* "Jon Husted rings 'false alarm' on voter fraud:" http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/husted-rings-false-alarm-on-voter-fraud-413420099784

* "Staffer For Anti-Gay 'Pro-Family' US Congressman Arrested On 17 Counts Of Child Sex Crimes:" http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/staffer_for_anti_gay_pro_family_us_congressman_arrested_on_17_counts_of_child_sex_crimes

* Rudy Guiliani thinks the President should be more like Bill Cosby. ?!?! I thought of several comments, but none were fit to print.

* "Ferguson judge who aggressively fined and jailed poor residents owes $170,000 in unpaid taxes:" http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/ferguson-judge-who-aggressively-fined-and-jailed-poor-residents-owes-170000-in-unpaid-taxes/

* "Giuliani: Obama should be more like Cosby:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/giuliani-obama-should-be-more-cosby?cid=sm_fb_maddow

* "Reacting to racism:" http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/reacting-to-racism-411355203876

* "How Our Engineering Environments are Killing Diversity: Introduction:" https://www.kateheddleston.com/blog/how-our-engineering-environments-are-killing-diversity-introduction

* "Lawmaker cites Republican principles in pro-choice stance:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/lawmaker-cites-gop-dogma-in-pro-choice-stance-412616771977

* "Some vets waited up to 6 months for doctor appointment :" http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/03/13/ac-griffin-dnt-la-va-wait-times.cnn

* Is this really the best use of tax payer money and police time? A year of cell electricity costs 25 cents. I'd pay them the quarter to leave people alone. Imagine the money wasted harassing her for less than a penny of power and we know denying her housing and services for the rest of her life objectively costs twice as much as housing her would, so why are we trying to imprison and permanently criminalize her for this? "Homeless phone-charging “thief” wanted security :" http://news.streetroots.org/2015/03/06/homeless-phone-charging-thief-wanted-security

* "Interracial marriage should be illegal, say 46% of Mississippi Republicans in new poll:" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/interracial-marriage-illegal-46-mississippi-republicans-new-poll-article-1.111449

* "Former Patriots Player Says Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Is The Work Of Satan:" http://www.buzzfeed.com/lindseyadler/former-patriots-player-says-supporting-same-sex-marriage-is?utm_term=.ptw55AynQ2&fb_ref=click_share#.gxm1vByyvy

* "Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal:" http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/9ehyr8/hillary-clinton-s-email-scandal

* "Under Miner:"

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* "Jersey Ploys & Pardon the Corruption:"

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* "Hurricane Sandy Survivors' Long Wait for Housing:"

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* "Bill Cosby's Video Message & Remembering Selma:"

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* The computer situation all last week and weekend has put me way behind on everything, because everything I do was like ten times harder, more time consuming, etc.. This includes Glee, Black Sails, Musketeers etc.. I have hopes of catching up Black Sails and Glee tomorrow, but Squirrel's car situation may throw things off. Apologies.

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (Etherite)
* ISIL are using bulldozers to destroy Nimrud. There are no words for what is being lost.

* "Breaking Down Without a Spare:" https://medium.com/basic-income/breaking-down-without-a-spare-a271a6ef6f7e

* "Caring too much. That's the curse of the working classes:" http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/26/caring-curse-working-class-austerity-solidarity-scourge

* Why Academic Pay Walls Make Me Stabby: I have made no secret that I think hiding research behind pay walls is bad for society. It slows research by making it hard for people to get a hold of materials related to their fields. It makes it hard for people to do their own research or find reliable information on topics of interest to them. I have mentioned before that I literally can not read my own thesis because it is behind a pay wall, which strikes me as particularly perverse. That research represents two years of work for me. I had to pay to write it. Someone else is making money from holding my work random and I get no compensation for it, nor was I asked if I wanted my work to be available to everyone who wanted to read it or if it should be held captive so that only academics with institutional support can read it. Look, I know damned well no one wants to read my thesis. _I_ don't want to read my thesis. I certainly didn't want to write it. (I was forced to write on a topic I was not particularly interested in instead of the topic I picked for my self for reasons that still make me grumpy. My partner at the time had to drag me bodily into the office the last two months or so I was working on it. I hated this paper like burning, though I loved the other research I did in college, and especially in Grad school). I would like access so I can pull stuff out of the bibliography. I would like my thesis available FOR FREE to any other benighted souls trying to write on that topic. I think it is a crime that I don't get a say in the availability of my own research and that others are profiting from it with compensating me or asking my permission.

I think a lot of people feel that way about the pay wall system. It feels like theft. Theft of knowledge that should be available to people who need it. Theft of labour from the people who did all that work and suffered to make these papers others are profiting from.

* It's way too soon to get excited. It needs a lot more investigation. "Ancient Human Fossil Could Be New Primitive Species:" http://www.livescience.com/49588-ancient-human-fossil-primitive-species.html

* "Satvahana site to be re-excavated:" http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/history-and-culture/satvahana-site-to-be-reexcavated/article6842796.ece

* "Scientists recreate ancient Siberian brain surgery techniques for first time:" http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0054-scientists-recreate-ancient-siberian-brain-surgery-techniques-for-first-time/

* "Huge burial site from before 2 thousand years will be analysed by specialists:" http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,403580,huge-burial-site-from-before-2-thousand-years-will-be-analysed-by-specialists.html

* "Analysis of skull fractures in medieval Denmark reveals increased risk of death later on in life:" http://phys.org/news/2015-01-analysis-skull-fractures-medieval-denmark.html

* "Corpse of 200-Year-Old Monk Found in Lotus Position:" http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/corpse-of-200-year-old-monk-found-in-lotus-position-150129.htm

* Glee: 6.10 "The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester:"

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* "Standard Responses to Online Stupidity:" http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/03/02/standard-responses-to-online-stupidity/

* I wish they would remake "Wait Until Dark" with an actual blind actress. It is the rare thriller with an intelligent, resourceful female lead. Rarer still the lead character with a disability who uses that as a strength. Put them together and I can think of nothing like it in modern media. It shouldn't be hard to update. I wish they'd do it.

* "Erotica Written By An Alien Horrified By The Human Body:" http://the-toast.net/2014/04/02/alien-erotica/

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
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* "Racism in Japan :"

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* "Fight brewing over No Child Left Behind?:" http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/fight-brewing-over-no-child-left-behind--406144067930

* "Congress to take on rewrite of No Child Left Behind:" http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/rewriting-no-child-left-behind-406145091530

* "This is not a democracy: How the 1 percent rigged the game:" http://www.salon.com/2015/03/01/this_is_not_a_democracy_how_the_1_percent_rigged_the_game/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

* "The Three Times Leonard Nimoy's Spock Helped Reduce the Race Relations Gap:" http://colorwebmag.com/2015/03/01/the-three-times-spock-helped-reduce-the-race-relations-gap/

* "Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Oldest Cyrillic Inscription :" http://www.novinite.com/articles/166110/Bulgarian+Archaeologists+Discover+Oldest+Cyrillic+Inscription

* We got notice Saturday the workman needed to be in the apartment today. So next to no sleep, heavily disrupted, and I still had things I could not put off. The ebay's got mailed. I blew all the ebay money on postage, meds, and detergent. After Post Office, Bank, and Pharmacy I went to sit in the library basement for taxes. It only took two hours, which is fast for the line there. They could not help me with the back taxes that the lawyer lied about having paid and sent to me a year late so I need to amend a previous return and pay fines. (My sister and I think she should be covering the fines what with it her being the lawyer who hid the paperwork, but that is not how the law works). The CPA said as I already was late, best to hire a preparer in May and sort it then. As if I had money for that. Property tax bill has come and it's tag renewal time. I am fascinated to see where the money will come from. My leg gave out from the hip joint down as I was trying to pick up perishables at the store. I am exhausted and still feeling all teeth and claws.

* On the upside? I have a whole bag of tiny oranges which I am omnoming on right now.

* Dexter: I know it's a silly thing to get on my nerves, but all the supposed Ukrainians keep pronouncing Kiev the Russian way instead of the Ukrainian way. I have trouble believing all these Ukrainians would not know how to pronounce their capital city.

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com

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